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The Resource The common peace : participation and the criminal law in seventeenth-century England, Cynthia B. Herrup, (electronic resource)

The common peace : participation and the criminal law in seventeenth-century England, Cynthia B. Herrup, (electronic resource)

Label
The common peace : participation and the criminal law in seventeenth-century England
Title
The common peace
Title remainder
participation and the criminal law in seventeenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia B. Herrup
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Common Peace traces the attitudes behind the enforcement of the criminal law in early modern England. Focusing on five stages in prosecution (arrest, bail, indictment, conviction and sentencing), the book uses a variety of types of sources - court records, biographical information, state papers, legal commentaries, popular and didactic literature - to reconstruct who actually enforced the criminal law and what values they brought to its enforcement. A close study of the courts in eastern Sussex between 1592 and 1640 allows Dr Herrup to show that an amorphous collection of modest property holders participated actively in the legal process. These yeomen and husbandmen who appeared as victims, constables, witnesses and jurors were as important to the credibility of the law as were the justices and judges. The uses of the law embodied the ideas of these middling men about not only law and order but also religion and good government. By arguing that legal administration was part of the routine agenda of obligation for middling property holders, Dr Herrup shows how the expectations produced by legal activities are important for understanding the decades immediately before the outbreak of the English Civil War. As the first book to use early seventeenth-century legal records outside of Essex, The Common Peace adopts an explicitly comparative framework, attempting to trace the ways that social conditions influenced legal process as well as law enforcement in various counties. By blending social history, legal history and political history, this volume offers a complement to more conventional studies of legal records and of local government.--
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Herrup, Cynthia B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in early modern British history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Criminal courts
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Great Britain
Label
The common peace : participation and the criminal law in seventeenth-century England, Cynthia B. Herrup, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511560576
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The criminal law in early modern England -- 2. The setting -- 3. Judicial power and cooperation in eastern Sussex -- 4. From crime to criminal accusation -- 5. From accusation to indictment -- 6. From indictment to conviction -- 7. Becoming a criminal -- 8. The common peace
Control code
CR9780511560576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521333139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797854576
Label
The common peace : participation and the criminal law in seventeenth-century England, Cynthia B. Herrup, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511560576
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The criminal law in early modern England -- 2. The setting -- 3. Judicial power and cooperation in eastern Sussex -- 4. From crime to criminal accusation -- 5. From accusation to indictment -- 6. From indictment to conviction -- 7. Becoming a criminal -- 8. The common peace
Control code
CR9780511560576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521333139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797854576

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